This May, I took my CCDE Practical
For the past
I must’ve reread it 10 times before finally believing it; then I started to question if, by some chance, this was an oddity of the way the credentialing system worked, and if it might not actually be the final scoring, because I didn’t see any update indicating that I had obtained my certification – only that change in my history (as well as many system-related updates). I checked the CCIE Portal – no indication there either. Finally, browsing Twitter gave me the info I needed:
Fantastic! It’s legitimate! I passed! I spent the rest of the day refreshing the page on the Certification Tracker and in the CCIE Portal several times an hour, hoping to find my shiny new number, until I found out this is not acceptable:
Cisco, you troll! Make me wait for 10-12 weeks after taking a strenuous exam to find out if I’ll need to retake it, finally tell me I passed, then punish me for my excitement? Ugh!
Fortunately – it appears that they were bluffing, at least on this one. I just checked again and was able to access the portal without a problem. Furthermore, my number was there! I’m still waiting for it to update in the Certification Tracker, but it’s present in the Validation Tool already.
I’m glad that the wait is over – now on to figuring out the next challenge!
Good luck with all of your goals and aspirations folks.